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The power of P

Published:Wednesday | November 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Much of the world has been built on it and some countries rely on its divine powers to keep their democracies intact. It is more desired in some parts of the world than in others, but both men and women swear by their Ps that it has healing properties. They swear that there is something so magical about it that they rely only on its powers.

Some do it standing up, some on bended knees, some lying down, in the morning, noon, or night. Jamaica is one of those countries that have a strong reliance on its Ps. If it's not P.J., it's Portia, whatever they bring to either of the Ps that run Jamaica.

Many families have sworn that it if were not for the Ps in their lives, they could not survive. However, if you want to see it in all its glory, go to any church on a Sunday. They are filled with women with their Ps. It is the main ingredient in the lives of many men and women and is the reason for the solid relationships forged by men and women, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends.

It has cooled down tempers. It has provided restful sleep. It has provided lunch money, school fees, you name it. This P is one powerful factor in the existence of life and, when not used, it is the cause of many problems. Those of us familiar with the story of the Garden of Eden saw the problems its absence created in the temptation of Adam by Eve.

Many of us can relate to it in our own lives. In addition, we have been encouraged to use it more, because we can attest to the benefits it brings. In fact, there are so many examples of it bringing positive results, for both men and women, which have both sexes equally passionate about it.

my precious 'p'

Well, I am a firm believer in my P. I have seen what it has done for me and, more directly, I have seen what it has done for others. It's funny the reliance I have on it these days, as I grow older. I will always have it close by, because it is mine, and no plan, by anyone, will succeed in taking it away from me.

Yes, my P is my companion. My friend. My provider. My guide. It's a truly special friend, and without offence to anyone, I urge to you try it. Even once in your life. Try it for fun, see how it works. Then get serious, dig deep in it, hold it close to you, and you will see that it works even better.

Once you do it with sincerity, you will get the desired results. And you can never overdo it, because it can't die.

Yes, Prayer is indeed powerful and, even better, it works.

n Erica Virtue is a journalist. Email feedback to columns@gleanerjm.com and erica.virtue@gleanerjm.com.